Maple Leafs 3, Capitals 2:
James van Riemsdyk scored twice and defenseman Korbinian Holzer added his first NHL goal as visiting Toronto beat Washington for the second time in six days.
Phil Kessel contributed two assists for the Maple Leafs, who improved to 4-1-0 away from home. Ben Scrivens earned his second victory of the season, making 24 saves – 10 in the third period.
Marcus Johansson scored on the power play in the first period and Mike Ribeiro cut the deficit to 3-2 with the man advantage 6:47 into the third for Washington. Ribeiro beat Scrivens from the right faceoff circle after a backhand pass by Troy Brouwer.
The Leafs jumped to a 2-0 lead as van Riemsdyk converted a wraparound off a turnover midway through the first session and popped in a rebound 2:35 later. Johansson got the Capitals within one with 2:56 left in the period, knocking home a pass from defenseman Tomas Kundratek.
Toronto failed on two power-play chances in the second period but extended its lead to 3-1 going into the final session. Holzer, playing his fifth NHL game, let go a shot from the right point that eluded Washington goaltender Michal Neuvirth (18 saves) at 10:34.GAME NOTEBOOK:
The assist was the first career point for Kundratek in his 14th NHL game. …. Kessel, still without a goal this season, had two shots on goal and was plus-3. … Toronto, which also beat Washington 3-2 on Jan. 31, had a 30-20 edge in the faceoff circle.